Wednesday, October 19, 2011

'Gay Hate Crimes' Against Christians Planned

U.S. District Judge Benjamin Settle ruled that the name and address of every Washington state resident who signed the Referendum 71 petition to repeal the state homosexual partnership law be published, and immediately the homosexualists announced that they will place the list on the Internet for quick searching to locate "the nearest homophobe" to target.

"The whole family was in the dining room, and her son fielded the call, an anonymous call. The guy said, 'I'm going to kill you and your whole family,'"
For background, read Path for Christian Persecution by Homosexualists: Supreme Court and also read Same-sex 'Marriage' Advocates Encourage Harassment of Arkansas Voters as well as Supreme Court Hears Gay Bullying of Traditionalists

UPDATE 10/21/11: After complete database is released to the public, Secretary of State stops further distribution (as if it matters, after "the horse is out of the barn")

UPDATE (related) 8/17/12:
Homosexualists' Terrorist Attack on Christians in D.C.

-- From "Gay Rights Group Says It Will Publish R-71 Petition Signers Names" by Austin Jenkins, KUOW 94.9FM Puget Sound Public Radio 10/18/11

Referendum 71 was a failed effort by opponents of gay marriage to repeal Washington's "everything but marriage" domestic partnership law. Now, following a protracted legal battle, a federal judge has ordered the petitions be made public.

[Homosexual activist] "Know Thy Neighbor" plans to publish the 130,000-plus names in an online searchable database. The group has done this before in Arkansas, Florida and Massachusetts.

Director Tom Lang says it allows gay people and their allies to search for individual signers they know and confront them.

[Protect Marriage Washington attorney James Bopp Jr. said,] "Well, our plan is to do everything we can do to protect people's right to participate in our democratic process without being subject to death threats and threats of violence and actual violence."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Washington to ID Voters Who Fought Gay Rights" by June Williams, Courthouse News Service 10/18/11

Referendum 71 attempted to overturn a 2009 Washington law that granted domestic partners all the rights of married couples. Offered the choice between accepting or rejecting the new law, voters approved it, 53-47 percent.

In the weeks after the referendum, several groups requested copies of the R-71 petition, which Protect Marriage used to place the referendum on the ballot. The initiative's conservative supporters sued Washington in 2009 to keep the names of 137,000 people who signed its petition secret, saying the release under the Washington's Public Records Act violated the their civil rights and there was a "reasonable probability" that signees would be harassed.

After a federal judge initially blocked the release, the 9th Circuit overturned in October 2009. But a temporary block authorized by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy kept the names under wraps for another eight months as the justices considered oral arguments. In June 2010, the court ruled 8-1 to release the signatures, leaving open the possibility that threats posed to petition signers could warrant an exception to the Public Records Act.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "State releases Referendum 71 petition names" by Mike Baker, Associated Press 10/17/11

The Washington State Archives provided a DVD to The Associated Press on Monday showing the 138,000 signatures for Referendum 71. The disclosure came just a few hours after a federal judge ruled that the signers are unlikely to face harassment.

Opponents of the law that expanded gay partnership rights managed to get enough signatures in 2009 to force a vote on the issue. They had pushed in court to keep the names of petition supporters private, arguing that it was a contentious issue and that people could be threatened.

An attorney for the group plans to appeal the decision.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "No Harm in Disclosing Petitioner Names, Court Rules" by Sam Favate, Wall Street Journal 10/19/11

Remember that petition you signed protesting people who don’t clean up after their dogs? Or the one to demand that George Lucas release the original, unaltered Star Wars films on Blu-ray? Well, if you thought you were signing them in complete anonymity, think again.

Supporters of the petition to force a vote on the law appealed to halt the release, claiming that reprisals, vandalism and death threats could result, but U.S. District Judge Benjamin Settle rejected that, holding there was no “reasonable probability” of reprisals, threats or harassment.

Meanwhile, a Massachusetts-based gay rights group called “Know Thy Neighbor” has said they will publish the names online with a month, KUOW reported. The group, which has published names in an online searchable database concerning similar matters in Arkansas, Florida and Massachusetts, said doing so allows gay people and supporters to find signers they know and talk to them about the issues.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Names of those opposing domestic partner law are given to the public" by Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times 10/18/11

Even as backers of the referendum filed an appeal to try to get the release halted -- fearing that job reprisals, vandalism and death threats could be the result -- the state on Tuesday was giving out lists of the 137,500 names to anyone who wanted them.

Washington's secretary of state, Sam Reed, who has long argued that the state law requires disclosure, called the court's ruling “a victory for transparency and open disclosure in our state's referendum and initiative process.”

But those arguing to keep the signatures secret said Settle appeared to discount threats that were more than theoretical. Lawyers said they documented a number of cases in which signers whose names became public were subjected to death threats, harassment and vandalism.

“People around here need to understand the bullying tactics of the homosexual left,” [Protect Marriage Washington lawyer Stephen Pidgeon] said. “There's no other group like it. If a pastor talks about alcoholism, alcoholics don't get together and threaten to kill him. The only people that show up and want to burn the church down and kill the pastor are the homosexuals.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Militant Homosexualists Vandalize Illinois Christian Academy

Also read 'Gay Rights' Winning, Loss of Religious Liberty Documented - Washington Post writer demonstrates it's a "zero sum" game: Winning homosexual 'rights' means Christians must lose freedom of religion.